Mekong River Levels See Slight Increase, Monsoon Rains to Begin Earlier

Water levels in some sections of the Mekong River have increased slightly over the last seven days, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat said today.

According to MRC’s observed water level data, the outflow at Jinghong hydrological station rose from 786 cubic metres per second (m³/s) on Monday last week to 1,020 m³/s today (22 February). In the Lower Mekong River Basin, the increase was more apparent from Chiang Saen in Thailand to Vientiane in Lao PDR, but less discernible in stretches of the river between Nakhon Phanom in Thailand and Savannakhet in Lao PDR, and Kompong Cham in Cambodia and the Mekong Delta in Viet Nam.

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Latsamy Phonevilay